Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Our Fairy" Type Little Bisque Dolls

I wanted to share with you a cute little pair of "Our Fairy" type bisque dolls that I have been working on. They are just a bundle of sweetness!!!
When I purchased these little dolls someone had painted their feet and areas on their bodies with gold paint!! After I cleaned them up some little black shoes and blue socks appeared from under that old gold paint.  Perhaps a child had painted them....I am not sure but after I cleaned them up they were so adorable I decided to make them some new outfits.  They are copies of the German all bisque little doll named Our Fairy which is so popular with collectors and stand approx. 5" and 5 1/2" tall. 

I named this doll Violet.

         



She is the smaller one of the two and is marked on her back "Nippon" 
I used a pale lavender batiste for the dress
and overlayed a piece of antique lace on top of it. 
These little dolls are a nice way to use small pieces of beautiful lace to really show it off. I then added some silk ribbon flowers on her dress and made her a little flower head band. I think these dolls are adorable!

The second little doll I named "Daisy"

With her blonde hair and little blue eyes she just looked like a Daisy to me!  ;-) 
She is unmarked.
Her dress was also made with pale yellow batiste and overlayed with antique laces.
Both these dresses were hand stitched. I have found that stitching these dresses by hand as much as possible is the best way to go. I then found some vintage daisy motifs that were added here and there on her dress along with tiny 1/8" blue and yellow silk ribbons to accent her dress. 
Hope you enjoyed meeting Daisy and Violet!!!
:-)

8 comments:

Dessa Rae said...

Hi Marcie!!
What adorable little dollies...I love what you have done with them...where on earth do you find such treasures? I love vintage dolls...are they like the Frozen Charlot dolls?
very cute!!
XOXO
Dessa Rae

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Marcie,
Oh they are simply adorable!!!
I love what you have done with them. The clothes you have fashioned are so sweet! Boy, you really do beautiful work..
Thank you so much for sharing these. You are going to keep them, yes? I don't think I could part with them..
Love and blessings,
Penny

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Dessa! Thank you! Yes...they are like the frozen charlotte's They have a solid body with moveable arms. I find them everywhere from online to antique stores. It has become an addictive hobby! LOL Way too much fun! ;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Penny! Thank you! ;-) Yes...I have been working on dolls for a few years and adding to my ever growing doll collection. Every now and then I do sell some as my tastes change but for now these little ones will stay with me! ;) Thank you for stopping by!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Marcie,
Thank you so much for leaving such kind thoughts about Mother Goose and little owl.. Yes, the needles are flying.. I cannot tell you how much pleasure I received in her creation.. I have found working in wool is so very relaxing.

Oh I would love to see your doll collection one day.. What a beautiful sight that would be.
Enjoy your weekend,
fondly,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Marcie,
You have been in my thoughts.. I hope your Thanksgiving was a joyful one..
I keep you in my prayers.
blessings,
Penny

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you Penny! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful too!
;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you Penny! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful too!
;-)